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LB Pete Werner (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Smudger, Feb 23, 2016.


    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    I know a lot of folks were down on him last season...but I really liked the way he flashed on the screen as a young player and to me he seemed like one of our most talented next to Browning... Talent wise I would go Browning, Harrison and then Werner and he may have better instincts than either. I think scheme and him being young can explain most of the way he looked overall last year, but I've never been down on the kid and i'm excited to see his growth this season
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  2. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Assuming that they stop asking him to cover WRs 1 on 1 on the outside. I expect him to look much better this year.
  3. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    This is the only thing that gives me pause about the defense.
    You know we're going to be caught in the wrong package and LB covering WRs.
    And teams gonna gameplan to get those matchups.
    I'm not sure i really want White covering slotdots like Rondale Moore either. But how is White not the first of the back7 to step on the field. I dont care if he's playing MLB, OLB, SS, Star, whatever you want to call it... White has instincts nobody else showed last year.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Pete Werner Comfortable In New Role With Buckeye Defense


    Over the offseason, Ohio State implemented a brand new defensive scheme, which included the addition of the hybrid linebacker/safety position known as the Bullet.

    In the spring, it was clear that Brendon White and Jahsen Wint were the new Bullets taking on the responsibilities of this position. From play to play, they could line up at an outside linebacker spot or in the slot, or fall back into a deep safety position. Buckeye teammates expressed how well both White and Wint were performing their new duties.

    But against Cincinnati last Saturday, it was junior linebacker Pete Werner moving all over the field. Werner, who has traditionally played as the Sam linebacker, was roving all over the place, seemingly doing everything people expected the Bullets to do.

    At times in the game, Werner was back as a deep safety, replacing senior safety Jordan Fuller as he ran to another part of the field.

    Seeing Werner in deep coverage situations came as a surprise to many, but co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley sees Werner as a guy who can play a number of different roles.

    “He’s athletic. He’s way more athletic than anybody gives him credit for,” Hafley said. “So that gives us a little bit of a weapon that he can move around and do things that you or people don’t think that he can do. Right? So Pete’s an athletic guy. I mean, he can play a lot of different spots. So it’s fun to have him out there. You can do different things.”

    Despite some who might raise an eyebrow or two, Hafley is completely confident in having Werner in that spot.

    “If there was risk, I don’t think we’d run it,” he said. “So I think we feel pretty confident in Pete doing that.”

    Although his role varies and will probably continue to change based on the matchups, the coaching staff clearly trusts Werner to make plays wherever he is on the field. And that trust goes both ways.

    Werner admitted to having some trepidation about what his role would be this year with the addition of the Bullet, but his trust in the coaches made this an easy transition. He never questioned his playing time or how he would fit into this defense, and he never feared that a Bullet on the field would take away from his own opportunities.

    “I just know that I trusted my coaches, they would put me in the best ability to make me play as well as I could. So I kind of trusted in them. But I didn’t really know anything about the scheme,” Werner said. “I was just knowing I was going to go out there and try to impress coaches and do my thing. So yeah, as far as Bullet, I didn’t really know anything about the Bullet at that point. I knew that I was going to give it my all and show my capabilities.”

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  5. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Great play there to get the stop on 3rd down young man!!

    Bill suck.
  6. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Great performance today
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  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Billy Davis and Schiano ruined the past few seasons... we should not have been so bad for the past 2 seasons. There was no reason for it what so ever.
  8. Mike80

    Mike80 Kevin Warren is a fuckwit

    Don't underestimate Alex Grinch's role in that awfulness....
  9. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Here is my thing with Pete.

    Fick loved him as a recruit.

    Good enough for me. And this current staff has raved about him.
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  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Oh yeah... fuck that dude too.
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  11. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    Had the privilege of sitting in front of some of Pete's cousin's today. They were a lot of fun, and very proud of him, as they should be.
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  13. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Damn good game from Pete out there today, he looks like a different player. Unbelievable how good he looks under competent coaches (I know everyone has already said it, but seriously...fuck Bill Davis). Glad Pete is being vindicated, he is a serious talent.
  14. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    wow, it's amazing the transformation of all these backers. They looked so lost last year... WTF were the coaches doing? It isn't just one, the entire group looks so much better in run fills, their pursuit angles, responsibilities and tackling too. There just isn't anywhere to go for opposing RB's when u watch the tape. Some credit should go to the DL as well. Extremely impressed.
  15. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

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